The PH 3/2 Table Lamp is a member of the three-shade family that Poul Henningsen designed in 1925/1926 and is one of 19 versions available today. The first lights using the system were designed for an exhibition in Paris. Approximately one thousand different models have been produced over the years and consisted of table, floor and wall lamps, as well as a number of different chandeliers, which were very popular in the 30s for lighting private homes with high ceilings. Henningsen was the first person to pursue a scientific approach to light and use the logarithmic spiral as a basis, which results in an even distribution of light over the entire curve of the shade.
Poul Henningsen's work with Louis Poulsen continued until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free lighting; aiming to direct light where it was most needed and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source.
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The PH lamp series is made with a handblown white opal glass shade with choice between a black chrome or high luster chrome-plated base and stem. Purple anti-glare ring is spun aluminum. In-line on/off foot switch provided for 120" black cord. Certified cULus. Bulb is not included.
Measures: 11.3" Diameter x 18.6" H, 6.1" Base Diameter; E12 (candelabra base) or G16.5 Bulb, 1 x 60 Watt Max (bulb not included)
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In the 1920s Louis Poulsen collaborated with renown and respected lighting designer Poul Henningsen to create a lighting philosophy based on function, comfort and ambience.
The essence of Louis Poulsen is to create human-friendly lighting—comfortable lighting that makes people beautiful and creates an excellent atmosphere. The philosophy continues to this day to clearly influence the minimal and functional product design—with a focus on human well-being and perception of artificial light—to help create unique lighting environments. Louis Poulsen's product designs are also admired for their quality and lasting appeal, with the result that products remain contemporary year after year.
Today the company is a leading international lighting manufacturer that produces simple, beautiful products that suit types of architecture from all cultures, both new and old.